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Below is a family biography included in The History of Miami County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1880.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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R. R. CARPENTER, physician, Tippecanoe City; was born in Chenango Co., N. Y., in 1818; his father, Noah C., a native of Massachusetts, was an early settler in Chenango Co., and was a fuller by occupation; his death occurred in 1869, at the age of 89. He was married to Judith Waite, of Connecticut, who was a descendant of the first settlers of Chenango Co., dying in 1850, and her mother in 1847, at the advanced age of 98. Noah Carpenter had nine children, eight of whom still survive. R. R. is the fifth child, and passed his early life in his native place, attending school till the age of 12, when he was placed in a drug store; remained at this till the age of 20, thus acquiring a good knowledge of materia medica, which has served him well in his professional life; in the meantime he devoted all his leisure time to reading medicine, and when he left the drug store he entered the Bellevue Medical College of New York, and graduated in 1843; one year after, he began his career as a physician in Danville, Penn.; in 1849, he left Danville and went to New York City, where he continued his practice till 1856, when he came to Tippecanoe, where he has since been in the practice; he gives special attention to chronic diseases, and is a well-established and reliable physician; personally, he is pleasant, affable and sociable in his intercourse with his fellow-men. He has been married twice; first, in 1854 to Fidelia Warford, of Pennsylvania, who died in 1866. His second marriage was in the fall of 1866, to Julia King, of this county, who died in April, 1877. One daughter, by the first union, constitutes his family. The Doctor is a member of the A. F. & A. M. of Tippecanoe.

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This family biography is one of 964 biographies included in The History of Miami County, Ohio published in 1880 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Miami County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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